From the Curators: Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Explore the Golden Classics of Holiday Music

Every year, December sneaks up on us quicker than last year and with it, all of the craziness and stress of the holiday season. To help you better enjoy this time of year, we invite you to take a moment to harness your inner holiday spirit and take a nostalgic sleigh ride down memory lane to explore the golden classics of holiday music. Our popular Christmas Radio genre station features the most treasured holiday tunes, interpreted by the top singers and performers of the 20th century. These are the songs that seem like they’ve been part of our collective holiday experience forever, instantly evoking memoires of childhood, family and friends for many of us.

GoldenXmas.JPGGive a listen to Christmas Radio and you’ll find some of the most beloved singers and recordings of Christmas past, all doing their part to make the season bright! Songs like Bing Crosby‘s version of ‘White Christmas‘ and Nat King Cole‘s rendition of ‘The Christmas Song‘ are perhaps the most well known and cherished of this tradition. Other artists you’ll experience include Judy Garland, Gene Autry, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and Perry Como, among others. These are some of the artists whose voices have become synonymous with the season.

Also included on Christmas Radio are some of the greatest instrumentalists and bandleaders of our time. Jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Oscar Peterson, The Eddie Higgins Trio and Harry Connick Jr. have all done their part to enrich the season with sublime jazz musings. Of course, no mention of Christmas jazz is complete without a nod to Vince Guaraldi Trio‘s ‘Charlie Brown Theme‘ with its understated expressions of peace and joy.

So take a break from the ‘busy-ness’ this year by nestling up by a crackling fire to enjoy the company of your loved ones while listening to some of the golden classics of holiday music. We at Pandora believe that a celebration is not truly complete without the right music and if you’re looking for a sampling of your favorite holiday hits, give Christmas Radio a try. These songs and artists will be sure to leave you with that intangible seasonal feeling of peace and ease.

From all of us at Pandora, we wish you a very merry holiday season!

-Marcos (Curation Team)

Marcos Juarez

Music Curator http://www.pandora.com/profile/marcos2coast

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